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Heidi Mottram is new Institute of Water president

Heidi Mottram OBE, chief executive of Northumbrian Water Group, is the new president of the Institute of Water.

Mottram replaces Chris Loughlin, chief executive of South West Water. The appointment was formally announced at the Institute of Water's Annual General Meeting, just before its Annual Conference in Bristol.

Mottram has been chief executive to the Northumbrian Water Group and Northumbrian Water boards since April 2010. She joined the water industry following an illustrious career in rail, firstly with British Rail, then GNER, before becoming operations director of Midland Mainline in 1999, commercial director for Arriva Trains Northern from January 2004, and finally managing director of Northern Rail.

Named Rail Business Manager of the Year in 2009 for being an ‘inspirational leader’, Mottram was awarded an OBE in the New Year honours list 2010, for services to the rail industry.

Mottram, who is also chair of the CBI North East Regional Council and a board member of Eurostar International Ltd, said: “I am privileged to be given the opportunity to help shape that future from within the Institute and I’m enthusiastically looking forward to meeting the challenges that brings.”

The Institute of Water (IoW) is the professional body for those working in the UK water industry and provides opportunities for people in the sector to enhance their careers through learning, recognition, networking and professional development.

IoW chief executive, Lynn Cooper, added: “Heidi Mottram has been a long-standing supporter of the Institute of Water. I am sure that she will continue the great work carried out by Chris Loughlin and bring her own vast industry experience to the role.”

As president, Mottram will chaired the IoW’s Annual Conference on 5-6 June, which will focus on ‘delivering great service’ both inside and outside the water industry – including customer expectations of the future and what role technology can play.

Source: Energy & Environment Management
Photo: Northumbrian Water

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